December is upon us. This time last year, I’d watched at least three Christmas films, devoured a box of mince pies and had been wearing my Christmas pyjamas…This year however, it could be the middle of June for the amount of Christmas spirit around the Levene/Baker household. The last few months have been busy and sadly, Christmas has been the last thing on my mind. Of course, something had to be done. So I took to the place where Christmas could be found in abundance (without the hassel of going to Hyde Park’s crowed-filled Winter Wonderland), Pinterest, for my 2016 Christmas inspiration.
There are so many beautiful Christmas rooms, ideas, decorations and bakes it would be impossible not to feel Christmassy after looking through all the lovely pictures. I got some great ideas about what to do with our 7ft fake tree (real ones are off limits with Leni around), and re-arranged a little corner in the lounge to accommodate it. I also dug out last years rose and gold decorations (complete with cute gingerbread men decorations) to start decorating the tree.
With so many lovely ideas, I couldn’t help but share my 2016 Christmas inspiration with you.
2016 Christmas inspiration
1. Gingerbread Christmas tree decorations
2. Fireplace Christmas decorations
4. Peony Flower Christmas Wreath
So with Pinterest as my guide and last years decorations, ribbons and a new Christmas tree on hand, I got to work to sprinkle some Christmas spirit into our home…
Last year I picked up a light-up Noel sign from Home Sense, and some snowflake fairy lights. Both adorn our fireplace now and over the next few nights I’ll be putting my vintage sewing machine to good use making Leni a Christmas stocking to hang up there too.
I also love these cute gingerbread men decorations I picked up at Tesco’s. I only have 6, so I’ll definitely be getting another pack this year (or something similar!).
Overall the tree went up well. I threw down our Ikea faux fur rug as a base (inspired by the scandi Christmas decorations) and tried to keep the decorations as minimal as possible – mixing gold, rose gold and glass snowflakes.
The finished result?
What will inspire your Christmas decs this year?
Until next time,